Posts tagged edgewater beach hotel

Fun at the lake shore (with the Edgewater Beach Hotel to the north), 1946, Chicago.

Fun at the lake shore (with the Edgewater Beach Hotel to the north), 1946, Chicago.

Beauty contest at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1963, Chicago.

Lakefront stroll at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.

Lakefront stroll at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.

The Dining Room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1922, Chicago

The Dining Room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1922, Chicago

Looking north from Foster, 1941, Chicago.

Note that the Lake Shore Drive terminus is Foster, not to be extended to Hollywood until 1957. 

The Edgewater Beach Hotel (demolished) and Apartments (still standing) can be seen to the north.

Looking north from Foster, 1941, Chicago.

Note that the Lake Shore Drive terminus is Foster, not to be extended to Hollywood until 1957.

The Edgewater Beach Hotel (demolished) and Apartments (still standing) can be seen to the north.

The “Pickadilly Walk” along the lake front at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.

The shoreline now extends more than 1000 feet east to what is  Kathy Osterman Beach.

The “Pickadilly Walk” along the lake front at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.

The shoreline now extends more than 1000 feet east to what is Kathy Osterman Beach.

Sunbathing at what is now Kathy Osterman Beach (aka Hollywood Beach), 1946, Chicago.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel stands in the background.
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather today!

Sunbathing at what is now Kathy Osterman Beach (aka Hollywood Beach), 1946, Chicago.

The Edgewater Beach Hotel stands in the background.

Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather today!

Northbound bus on Sheridan, picking up passengers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Berwyn, 1919, Chicago.

Northbound bus on Sheridan, picking up passengers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Sheridan and Berwyn, 1919, Chicago.

The Edgewater Beach Hotel is used as backdrop in an advertisement for the Oldsmobile Six and Straight Eight, 1933, Chicago.

The Edgewater Beach Hotel is used as backdrop in an advertisement for the Oldsmobile Six and Straight Eight, 1933, Chicago.

Foster Ave at the lake, 1952, Chicago.

Notice the start of construction for the extension of the outer drive to Hollywood.

Foster Ave at the lake, 1952, Chicago.

Notice the start of construction for the extension of the outer drive to Hollywood.

Evolution of the land surrounding the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 5300 N Sheridan. From the top: 1920’s, 1940’s, 1960’s.

The February issue of Ripples Magazine, published at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1927, Chicago.

The front and back covers show a winterscape on the lake front at Sheridan and Bryn Mawr.

Looking south on Sheridan from Bryn Mawr, 1923, Chicago.

Looking south on Sheridan from Bryn Mawr, 1923, Chicago.

Looking south on Lake Shore Drive from Bryn Mawr, 1954, Chicago.

Looking south on Lake Shore Drive from Bryn Mawr, 1954, Chicago.

Police detectives recreate a crime scene, Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1949, Chicago.
Perhaps an investigation of the scorned-lover shooting of baseball player, Eddie Waitkus, which was the subject of The Natural, starring Robert Redford.

Police detectives recreate a crime scene, Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1949, Chicago.

Perhaps an investigation of the scorned-lover shooting of baseball player, Eddie Waitkus, which was the subject of The Natural, starring Robert Redford.